Welcome to the Great Dorset Steam Fair!
Thurs 23rd to Mon 27th August (August Bank Holiday Weekend)
500 @ 50 a once in a lifetime event…
The World’s largest heritage and cultural event, showcasing Great Britain’s National industrial, agricultural and rich leisure history… JUST GOT BIGGER!
2018 marks our MAMMOTH 50th Anniversary show starring 500 full size steam engines, never before has such a gathering been attempted…. UNTIL NOW
Don’t miss this World Record Breaking Event… Come & Celebrate Dorset style!
50 YEARS OF HONEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT… loved by all generations, keeping the past alive, preserving and showcasing the future of entertainment…
If you’re looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you’ll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Further directions are superfluous. Just find the village on the map, head in that direction and follow everyone else to the show.
From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years and it is now widely recognised as “THE” National Heritage Show as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the World. The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations. 2018 sees the show in its 50th year.
You can stand amazed at the variety of exhibitions and the sheer scale of the show means that there is always something new to see. For the first time visitor seeing the Great Dorset Steam Fair can be quite an awe inspiring and impressive site, a sea of marquees and attractions that can take your breath for a moment.
The show has something for everyone, whatever your interests! Maybe you are a collector, a steam fanatic, an exhibitor, a heavy horse fan, an avid camper, a music fan or just on holiday in the South of England over the August Bank Holiday weekend and fancy an excursion to what is described as the most remarkable show on earth!
Browse through our website and you will find everything you need to know about the show, whether you have visited it before or if you are a complete beginner. You can contact us with enquiries to do with anything relating to the show by just clicking on the contact us button.
You can see all of our features detailed on this site, and keep track of days to go, check trade stand prices, information on exhibiting, see details of tickets for visitors, advanced booking incentives, camping and entertainments amongst other valuable information.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!